Playlist – 27 Sep 2016 – Corporate Cocktail Mixer

September 28, 2016 Greg Gioia No comments exist

Yesterday’s event was an interesting change of pace. Hewlett Packard celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Palo Alto lab, and I came into provide a background soundtrack for the cocktail mixer before their CEO’s speech. Since there wasn’t any dancing, I had free reign to play pretty much anything that I felt would create the right atmosphere for the afternoon. After my set ended, a 4-piece jazz combo was lined up, so I played 90 minutes of music that I thought would lead nicely into their set.


Fourty Days – Billy Brooks
School Boy Crush – Average White Band
Nigerian Afro Beat – Fela Kuti and the Afrika ’70
Hit Or Miss – Odetta
Danube Incident – Lalo Schifrin
A Night In Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespie
Look-Alike – Bob James
Soulful Strut – Young Holt Unlimited
Funky Drummer – James Brown
Misdemeanor – Ahmad Jamal
Uphill Peace of Mind – Kid Dynamite
Sister Sanctified – Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson
Theme from the Godfather – Jesus Acosta and the Professionals
God Make Me Funky – Headhunters
The Boogie Back – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
JB’s Monorail – The J.B.’s
Harlem River Drive – Bobbi Humphrey
California Soul – Marlena Shaw
Footin’ It – George Benson
Gimme Some More – The J.B.’s
The Well’s Gone Dry – The Crusaders
Gimmie What You Got – Le Pamplemousse
Dominoes – Donald Byrd
Chicken Yellow (Let Me Do It To You) – Miami
Free Your Mind – The Politicians
Kool Is Back – Funk Inc.
Funky President – James Brown
It’s Great to Be Here – The Jackson Five
Heaven and Hell is On Earth – 20th Century Steel Band

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